SS Dunvegan Castle Counterpart Passage Receipt - 15 November 1912


Front Side, RMS Dunvegan Castle of the Union-Castle Line Deck Class Steamship Ticket, 15 November 1912, Port Said to Delagoa Bay.

Front Side, RMS Dunvegan Castle of the Union-Castle Line Deck Class Steamship Ticket, 15 November 1912, Port Said to Delagoa Bay. GGA Image ID # 1fa814e266


Summary of Counterpart Passage Receipt

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 15 November 1912
  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co.
  • Steamship: RMS Dunvegan Castle
  • Route: Port Said to Delagoa Bay
  • Ticket Type: Counterpart Passage Receipt
  • Voyage Class: Deck Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. S. Peroganakis
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Unknown
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £11 - 0s - 0d / £1,113.00 GBP in 2020


Counterpart Passage Receipt Details

The Union-Castle Mail Steamship
Company, Ltd.

This part to be torn off by the Steward and returned to the Passenger as proof of the delivery of his passage ticket. The Passenger must keep this part in his possession until the voyage is completed, and must produce it to the Officers of the Company when required.

Ticket Number Is.x. 2865

Issued at Port Said

on November 15 1912

M S Peroganakis

Passenger from Port Said

to Delagoa Bay

Per RMS Dunvegan Castle

Passage Money in full £11 - 0s - 0d




under which Passengers and their Luggage are Conveyed,

Deck Class Steamship Ticket, Union-Castle Line, RMS Dunvegan Castle 1912  - Back

  1. The whole of the Passage-money mist be paid prior to embarkation, one half being due on engaging accommodation. The issue of this ticket does not, in itself, entitle the holder to a passage until the full fare agreed upon has been paid.
    Passengers failing to embark after having engaged a passage, fob felt the Passage-money deposited and must forthwith pay any balance then unpaid.
  2. No berth or cabin is to be occupied by a Passenger unless previously engaged at the Company's offices or agencies, or allotted by the Purser on board.
    The Company reserve to themselves the right when deemed necessary in their judgment of transferring Passengers from one cabin to another, and of tilling any vacant accommodation in a cabin except in eases alien.: an additional stile gets been paid by the Passenger for the exclusive use of such accommodation by arrangement with the Company..
  3. The ordinary services of the Sur geou (when one is carried) and of the Stewards and Stewardesses (when carried) are included in the Passage-money, together with a free table, and also the use of a bedding, linen, and the usual furnishings Passengers who by mason of illness or through any other cause require special attendance or accommodation will be charged extra therefor.
  4. Wines, Spirits, Malt Liquors, and Mineral Waters, etc.. are not included in the Passage-money, and are supplied on board at moderate charges. Passengers are prohibited from taking on board Wines, Spirits, Malt Liquors, etc., for use during the voyage.
  5. The Regulations established on board of the Steamer for general good order, comfort, and safety, are obligatory on all Passengers.
  6. Passengers who may appear to the Officers or Agents of the Company to be by reason of sickness or infirmity unable to proceed, or to be for that or any other reason, likely to endanger the health or safety, or impair the reasonable comfort of other Passengers on board, or to involve the Owners, Master or Agent of the Ship in any liability for their maintenance or support, or otherwise, under or by virtue of any Imperial or Colonial or other law or regulation, may be landed at the port of embarkation many intermediate port. Passengers who by reason of Imperial or Colonial or other law or regulation, are prohibited from landing at destination, will be charged with the cost of their return journey in accordance with the Company tariff of fares, and will be conveyed back on the terms and conditions of passage herein specified, and may be required to proceed by any Steamer selected by the Company, and to pay for the cost of their maintenance on board the Company's Steamers until the sailing of such steamer on her homeward voyage.
  7. The Company are wider no liability for anything that happens to Passengers or their luggage or personal effects before they actually come on board the Company's Steamers, or after leaving such Steamers. While Passenger; and their luggage or effects are on board such Steamers the Company's liability is regulated by the conditions of this ticket, on the terms of which alone passages by the Companys Steamers are granted.
  8. The Company will not be responsible for any alteration in the date or hour of sailing or arrival of the Steamer. The Steamer may pr cad by any-route. and may tow and assist vessels in all situations, put back or into any port, earl d late from the direct and customary course for any purpose.
  9. The Company reserve the right to require Passengers to complete the contract voyage by any other ship, whether of their own or of any other line and to tranship for that purpose as and when required.
  10. Passengers desiring to break their journey at any intermediate port must have their Tickets endorsed accordingly, and they are required to defray their expenses while on shore at such intermediate port. While waiting on shore by reason of any damage or delay to a Steamer carrying them, however caused, Passengers will have to bear their own expenses. While waiting at any port of call to embark on any other vessels Passengers will have to bear their o an expenses, and the Company do not guarantee accommodation on the Vessel they desire to travel he has arranged. All expenses of Quarantine shalt also be borne by the Passenger. Passengers paying full fare are allowed to carry under the name of luggage
  11. Adult third class Passengers arrage their own personal effects of twenty cubic feet each free of charge, and children and Passengers servants in proportion to the amount of Passage-money paid for them, as compared with the mill rate. Any excess over the quantities allowed free in accordance with the preceding part of this clause, will only be taken by special agreement made between the Passenger and the Company prior to shipment, and will be charged at the rate of 116 per cubic foot. All Passengers' luggage or personal effects must be shipped at the port of departure, and the Company cannot guarantee shipment of any such luggage or effects other than light articles for use in the cabin, unless such luggage or effects are tendered for shipment alongside the Steamer at least 24 hours before the advertised time of sailing.
  12. Merchandise and articles not being Passengers personal effects must not be carried muter the name of luggage, and if found on board will be charged for at double the current rates of freight. All specie, bullion, or other measure carried by Passengers above the value of £50 must be shipped as treasure, and paid for at the current rates of freight.
    Small packages containing valuable articles may be deposited with the Purser on payment of a small charge on the declared value.
  13. Passengers are prohibited from taking on board any dangerous goods, or goods the carriage of which is prohibited by the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, or any other statute, or any matches in their luggage.
  14. The Company will not be responsible for loss of life or illness of, or injury to, or deter or delay of any Passenger however -- even if caused by negligence or servants or agents, or by unseaworthy or unfitness of the ____ Company are prepared to effect the insurance of Passengers and all further information will be given on requested in writing to be responsible for the loss (including theft).
  15. Under no circumstances will the theft, robbery, or detention of, or delay of Passengers' luggage or effects however caused, by negligence or default of the Company's the Ship, but the Company are prepared to effect ,even if such loss, detention, or servants or by unseaworthiness or insurance of Passengers luggage at moderate rates of premium, when requested, in writing, by them so to do, either against sea risks only or against certain further risks. Rates and all further information will be given on application.
  16. In the event of any luggage or effects, intended for conveyance with a passenger by any of the Company's Steamers, being left behind t any port from any cause whatsoever, including the negligence of the Company's servants, the Company will endeavour to forward such luggage or effects, if properly labelled or identified as the property of such a passenger to its port of destination by the first convenient opportunity, unless instructions in writing to the contrary are received by the Company before the luggage or effects are sent forward. The Company shall be under no legal liability in respect of forwarding such luggage or effects. and its transit after it is put on board the Company's Steamer is on terms of the passenger ticket issued to the passenger with whom it was intended to travel.
  17. The Company does not accept responsibility for any mistake, or oversight, or negligence, or default, however arising, on the part of Agents or Servants, or any other person in the performance of any service undertaken on half of Passengers, or intending Passengers, or their friends, nor from the due performance of such services, except in those cases in which, and subject to the conditions under which, a partial payment is made to the Company for the particular service, and the Company in consideration for such payment and under such conditions, have expressly undertaken to perform the service.
  18. This contract is to be interpreted according to English law.


Notice to Passengers of the Union-Castle Line 1910


Passengers are required to comply with the provisions of the South African Immigration Restriction Acts, of the Aliens Act, 1905, and any other Acts or Regulations in force for the time being, either in the Colonies or the United Kingdom, and the Company cannot undertake that any Passenger will be allowed to land in the Colonies or the United Kingdom.

Donald Currie & Co, Managers


Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value

In 2020, the relative value of £11   0s   0d from 1912 ranges from £1,113.00 to £10,020.00.

simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is £1,113.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying £11.00 by the percentage increase in the RPI from 1912 to 2020.

This may not be the best answer.

The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income or Wealth, or a Project . For more discussion on how to pick the best measure, consult the Tutorials.

If you want to compare the value of a £11 0s 0d Commodity in 1912 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real price of that commodity is £1,113.00
  • labour value of that commodity is £4,347.00
  • income value of that commodity is £6,323.00
  • economic share of that commodity is £10,020.00

If you want to compare the value of a £11 0s 0d Income or Wealth , in 1912 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real wage or real wealth value of that income or wealth is £1,113.00
  • labour earnings of that income or wealth is £4,347.00
  • relative income value of that income or wealth is £6,323.00
  • relative output value of that income or wealth is £10,020.00

If you want to compare the value of a £11 0s 0d Project in 1912 there are three choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real cost of that project is £1,186.00
  • labour cost of that project is £4,347.00
  • economic cost of that project is £10,020.00



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